Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Rejection - Literally

For the past week we've been trying to get my van inspected and have it pass. Not happening folks. I swear I'm frustrated. We knew that when i got a little ding in my windshield months ago we'd have to take care of it. We watched as the crack got larger and were fascinated (i must admit) to see the direction it would take. When my husband went to get the car inspected the weekend before last the guy at the station said you know I can't pass the car with that crack. (Of course we knew this but we were stalling getting it repaired until we had to.. now we had to.) So we got it fixed the very same Saturday. But too late to go back then to get it reinspected. So this past weekend my husband returns to get it inspected and darn if there wasn't another problem - 2 problems. I don't even pretend to know exactly what they were but they had to do with brake shoes and lug nuts or sumpin. Anyway - Saturday we leave the car at the repair place. They can't finish. Give us a loaner (which i don't even want to use for fear it might break down). We pick the car up on Monday night and Tuesday was busy with orthodontia appointments and other things I couldn't get done on Monday. So today i decide to run by the inspection place and the line isn't too long so i say - great. Let's get this outta the way. The nice guy takes the car and i sit on the designated bench - with my Washington Post crossward puzzle. I get down about 6 answers and I hear "Ma'm can I see you over here for a minute". Long and the short - its not fixed up to VA standardss. I am annoyed.
So i call the dh and leave him a message and whilst I wait i start this little drawing. I'm done with it too. I hate leaving things undone but I also like working on stuff I like and this just aggravates me to now end. As I was waiting for my husband's return call, and as i was writing inthe word REJECTION it came to me that the Illustration Friday theme this week was Rejection. I'd been thinking earlier in the week what i'd like to do and it had gone out of my head. Well this is enough rejection for one week. I think i'll let my husband take care of those guys at the repair place (cos I swear if I talk to them ... well it won't be pretty. and we know i like pretty)

10 comments:

Jean said...

excellent illustration, excellent story. and I have been there. on that bench!!! that waiting bench!

I really love the drawing!!! thanks for sharing this.

Cindy said...

Excellent sketch! I love it. I know, I have a 12 (almost 13) year old bomb of a car (that I dearly love) and each year, I hold my breath as I sit on that bench and wait.

I don't have to sketch where I went this morning do I? LOL. Actually got there and they had cancelled and neglected to call me. LOL. Saved by the bell...till next week. : (

June Houck said...

Well, just when you think it can't get any worse, huh? I am so sorry you had to go through all that.

tina said...

Tracy, I love your drawing- at least the rejection was good for something!! I'm glad Ohio did away with the inspection this year- I felt like it was the $20 yearly rip-off, especially when I was a poor college student. I always thought, hey- if I'm driving this beat-up car, you know I can't afford repairs, and I realllly can't afford to pay $20 bucks on top of that to hear I have to have it fixed! ;)

Jenny said...

I just found your comment on my photographs page (you wandered there from Jean's page). Sorry I don't check it too often ... I am in the midst of moving and things like uploading the 400 photos I have are not happening. But thank you for stopping by! Jenny

Babsarella said...

AMAZING DRAWING!!! I can feel your frustration. I hate when stuff like that happens. Seems like it takes forever for the silliest things. I like your idea of letting DH handle this!

biteyourowntail said...

Great drawing - love the cropping.

And what a frustrating story - my sympathies - I know just what that kind of experience is like.

Linda M said...

Hope you get that puppy on the rode! Beautiful take on it artistically and love that picture of you at the top of the blog.

Donna said...

Oh, this is awesome. Yes, awesome whether you like it or not. It's the right word. Perfect for illustration friday. Nothing could better depict your thoughts on rejection this week. Gees....Virginia has some strict criteria. Oklahoma quit requiring inspections about 4 years ago. Thought that was kinda strange since it gives them revenue.

Sue McGettigan said...

Our van is currently in the shop since Friday ... I love the sketch - just perfect, you know you're a genius, right?